DICKINSON COUNTY— Four people died in an accident just after 10a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Lisa A. Luft, 47, Kearney, MO. was westbound on Interstate 70
Due to weather conditions the pickup hit the guardrail just east of Solomon.
The pickup traveled 230 feet beside the guardrail and then continued 150 feet on top of the guardrail before falling approximately 25 feet off the bridge. It landed on an embankment next to the railroad tracks below on its top.
Luft and passengers Brianna E. Luft, 20, and Saleena A. Senezee, 18, all of Kearney, MO., were pronounced dead at the scene.
A fourth passenger Aria L. Luft, 14, Kearney, MO., was transported to the hospital in Abilene where she died. The passengers were not wearing seat belts, according to the KHP.
DICKINSON COUNTY—Just after 10 a.m., the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Kansas Highway Patrol after taking a report of the single vehicle crash westbound near Abilene with multiple fatalities.
According to Trooper Ben Gardner, three people were pronounced dead at the scene and another died at the hospital shortly after. Multiple families had to be notified so the names haven’t been released yet.
The cause of the accident is also still under investigation.
Trooper Gardner said that the KHP was busy this morning with non-injury “slide-offs” caused by snowfall. Weather is also believed to have played a factor in this morning’s fatality, according to Trooper Gardner.
The accident was reported just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County, near Abilene. Names of the victims have not been released.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled over. The cause of the accident isn’t immediately known but snow was falling Tuesday morning, causing slick roadways in many parts of the state.
Gardner says several vehicles have slid off of roads and highways because of the slick conditions, but no other fatal wrecks were reported.